01.05.2024 – Imperiale Racing is ready to take the start of the Campionato Italiano Gran Turismo Sprint, which begins this weekend at the Misano World Circuit.

The Mirandola-based team will line up two Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 EVO2: the #54 will be driven by Robin Rogalski (POL) and Giuseppe Fascicolo (IT), who will compete in the PRO-AM class, while the #85 will be driven by Phillippe Denes (USA) and Jack Bartholomew (UK): they will be competing in the PRO category.

Rogalski finished fourth in the Prototype Cup Germany in 2023, while last year Fascicolo, driving for Imperiale Racing, became Italian champion in the AM category. Denes won the Italian championship in the PRO-AM category last season, while Bartholomew finished twice on the podium in the Campionato Italiano Gran Turismo Endurance: both raced with Imperiale Racing in 2023.

Misano is a particularly significant track for Italian motorsport. Its 4,226 metres have hosted dozens of battles in MotoGP and World Superbike as well as exhilarating challenges in some of Europe’s most exciting GT series. The track is mostly plain and is characterised by a succession of fast turns and sharp braking which guarantee the possibility of overtaking. Famous for its speed is the Curvone and Carro section, a long and very fast right-hand bend that ends with a deep braking section.

Simone Giglio (Team Manager):
“We are very excited about the start of this season! The races are finally starting, after so many tests during the long winter break: all tensions will finally melt away when the lights go green for the first free practice, but we are very confident. We have two competitive crews, the one made up of Rogalski and Fascicolo in PRO-AM and the one formed by Denes and Bartholomew in PRO. They all come from different sporting backgrounds, but I think we come out with a good mix of experiences. Three of them also raced with Imperiale Racing last season, which gives continuity to the team and fills us with pride: it means we have established a relationship of mutual trust!”.

Weekend programme
Friday 3 May > Free Practice 1 10:45 AM, Free Practice 2 3:00 PM
Saturday 4 May > Qualifying 1 8:40 AM; Qualifying 2 9:05 AM; Race 1 4:35 PM
Sunday 5 May > Race 2 1:40 PM

Where to follow the race
ACI Sport TV (Channel 228 SKY)

2024 calendar
3-5 May > Misano
31 May-2 June > Imola
23-25 August > Mugello
4-6 October > Monza